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Marijuana Studies

Cannabis Use Not Associated With Fibrosis Progression, Inversely Linked With Fatty Liver Disease Per Study

Cannabis use is not linked to either hepatic fibrosis or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a meta-analysis published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people in the United States. Investigators […]

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Marijuana Studies

Plant-Derived CBD/THC Extracts Safe And Effective For Children With Intractable Epilepsy Per Clinical Trial

The long-term administration of cannabis-plant derived extracts containing a 50 to 1 ratio of CBD to THC is safe and effective in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Canadian researchers assessed the adjunctive use of a proprietary CBD/THC extract (aka […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Likelihood Of Problematic Use Per Study

Statewide cannabis legalization is not positively associated with an increased risk of adults abusing the substance, according to data published in the journal Drugs In Context. Australian researchers assessed whether the legal status of cannabis in US states impacted the likelihood of adults using it problematically. They concluded: “Our results also show that […]

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Marijuana Studies

Adjunctive Cannabis Use Improves Treatment Retention In Opioid-Dependent Subjects Per Study

The intermittent use of cannabis can play a positive role in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing treatment, according to a review published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis assessed data evaluating the relationship between the use of cannabis and opioids. They reported, “Adjunct […]

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Marijuana Studies

Cannabis Use Associated With Greater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment

Daily cannabis users undergoing therapy for opioid dependence are far more likely to complete their treatment regimen than are non-users, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Addiction. Canadian investigators assessed retention rates among 820 subjects enrolled in either methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone-based treatment programs. Researchers reported, “[I]ndividuals initiating OAT (opioid agonist […]

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Marijuana Studies

CBD Dosing Modulates Brain Activity In Those At High Risk For Psychosis Per Study

Cannabidiol administration is associated with changes in brain activity that may potentially lower subjects’ risk for a psychotic episode, according to clinical trial data published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands assessed the brain activating effects of a single dose of 600mg of CBD in subjects […]

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Marijuana Studies

Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms Per Study

Cannabis smoke exposure, even long-term, is not positively associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, or irreversible airway damage, according to a literature review published in the journal Breathe. British researchers reviewed nearly 20 observational studies assessing cannabis inhalation and lung health, involving over 25,000 subjects. Investigators reported that the available […]